Our Founding Fathers came together from divers backgrounds and beliefs to create our great country. We go back to their roots and hearts to better understand who these men were and how they shaped the founding of America.

Each of our three first presidents has his own unique story which is told by visiting their homes, walking in their gardens, discovering their hospitality and experiencieng the same sights that they saw arduously created for themselves. Experience the personal side to these great public figures.

Monticello, Thomas Jefferson

Get to know Thomas Jefferson—author of the Declaration of Independence and the Statute of Virginia for Religious Freedom, third president of the United States, and founder of the University of Virginia—who voiced the aspirations of a new America as no other individual of his era. As public official, historian, philosopher, and plantation owner, he served his country for over five decades.

 

 

Mount Vernon, George Washington

Did the man whose portrait is on the one dollar bill ever tell a lie? Were his teeth really made of wood?  Did George Washington actually throw a silver dollar across the Potomac River?  And where’s that cherry tree that he reportedly cut down as a youth?   Few figures in American history are surrounded by more well-intended mythology than George Washington.   Throughout much of his adult life, many sought to perfect the image of the Father of our Nation, and after his death, others sought to deify the man.What’s clear from a full examination of the facts is that George Washington was a real man who exhibited real passions, desires, ambitions, disappointments, and great achievements.  Behind that steely gaze that many know today, was a man who loved to dance and was a tremendous athlete.  And despite never receiving a formal education, you find a man constantly in search of knowledge and self-improvement.

 

Peace Field John & John Quincy Adams

The John Adams and John Quincy Adams Birthplaces are the oldest presidential birthplaces in the United States. In 1735, John Adams was born in the "salt box" house located only 75 feet away from the birthplace of his son John Quincy Adams. In the John Quincy Adams Birthplace, young John and his bride Abigail started their family and the future President launched his career in politics and law. John Adams maintained his law office in the house and it was here that he, Samuel Adams and James Bowdoin wrote the Massachusetts Constitution. This document, still in use today, greatly influenced development of the United States Constitution.  The Old House, built in 1731, became the residence of the Adams family for four generations from 1788 to 1927. It was home to Presidents John Adams and John Quincy Adams; First Ladies Abigail and Louisa Catherine Adams; Civil War Minister to Great Britain Charles Francis Adams; and literary historians Henry and Brooks Adams. President Adams often retreated to here to Peacefield during the summer making the Old House the de facto “White House”. The stone library next door is viewed as Americas first presidential library and contains over 14,000 volumes.

 

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Scott, Thank you so much for making this such a memorable & fantastic adventure. You are such an  inspirational person. Hope to see you in the future!
With Love, Kristen W

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